Check the information to see if it all adds up. Is the name of the person emailing you different to the person who signed it or different to the person whose name appears on the CV? Does their date of birth relate to the date when they started translating? You should be able to tell straight away that the information submitted is false; and even if it’s not that obvious, the fact that you’re suspicious is enough.
It seems that scammers are everywhere, and anyone with an Internet connection must forever be alert and on the lookout for someone trying to steal their identity or their personal or financial information, and now we know there are people (scammers) out there who pretend to be translators.
When a hotel provides its customers with those little extras that allow the guest to feel safe, comfortable, and catered for, this in return helps the hotel build its reputation. And the better reputation the hotel has, the more guests will be attracted to the hotel.
When hotels are trying to attract guests from all over the world to their hotel, they understand that they must be competitive, and probably, more importantly, their important documents such as Tourist Brochures, Terms and Conditions, Hotel Restaurant Menus, Webpages, and so on, must be translated into languages that their foreign guests can understand. Not only must the advertising be appealing to international visitors, but their guests won’t even consider staying at these hotels unless they feel welcome, safe, catered for, and they’re assured of having a comfortable stay.
Widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare is considered to be the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. An English poet, actor and playwright, Shakespeare is often referred to as the Bard of Avon and England’s National Poet. He was born in the United Kingdom is 1564 and died in 1616.
Professional and experienced translators must take time away from their business when they’re on holidays, attending professional conferences, or even just on weekends. Market yourself as being available to work during these busy times, until such time as you’ve established yourself.
This post is dedicated to helping new translators get their business off the ground, because we know first-hand just how overwhelming getting started can be. We hope that the following advice will perhaps reduce stress and help you grow your translation business.
Dealing with many clients at the same time can adversely affect your life, meaning that you’re always stressed, your time management goes out the window, and sleeping peacefully at night is something you vaguely remember doing in the past! It’s simply not worth it! Try to find one or two clients with larger projects, instead of having 10 clients with very small projects.
Walking away from your workspace when you’re trying to resolve a problem is sometimes not the best solution, so having little treats nearby means your train of thought doesn’t have to stop completely. That being said, though, sometimes walking away from a problem is the ideal way of resolving an issue; because the simple act of leaving the problem area allows your brain/memory to bring the answer to you. You’ll know when it’s time to walk away; you’ll also know when it’s appropriate to stay on the job and enjoy a little treat.
Cryptophasia is the name given for the secret language of twins! The twins may be fraternal or identical, but this phenomenon is a language developed between these two children that only they can understand. In the word Cryptophasia, crypto means secret and phasia mean speech. Today we understand that twin languages are not as unusual as originally thought.